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Tasmanian holiday

jodienancarrowjodienancarrow Mid North Coast AustraliaPosts: 787 admin

Hi everyone, my wife and I decided that if we can’t travel internationally then we’ll travel locally. 2021 was supposed to be our American trip! Australia is a big place and lots to explore. We chose Tasmania as our destination this time round. It’s our most southern state and famous for its clean, green produce and magnificent scenery. It’s also well known for mountain biking, hiking etc.

In the last 3 days we’ve visited a Lavender Farm, Black truffle farm, Atlantic salmon and ginseng farm. We’ve explored limestone caves, stayed overnight in a Geodome on a vineyard and walked some beautiful country and eaten some fantastic food.

On Sunday, we start our cycle, hike and kayak trip, just over 200kms on the east coast of “Tassie” Life is good and I am grateful. Thought I’d show you some nice pics of our neck of the world.


  • JennyTJennyT Posts: 425 ✭✭✭

    Wonderful pictures! @jodienancarrow Thank you for sharing. I felt as if I were visiting there too.

  • ltwickeyltwickey Posts: 311 ✭✭✭

    Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. Something new on my bucket list!!

  • Denise GrantDenise Grant Posts: 1,680 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fantastic Idea. Enjoy your at home vacation. Its lovely there!~

  • toreytorey Posts: 2,749 admin

    Awesome, Jodie! Glad you are able to get away for a bit. The biking, kayaking, hiking trip sounds fabulous.

    I've seen lavender farms before but not this big!

  • LaurieLovesLearningLaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 3,760 admin

    Wonderful pictures! What are those trees in the top one?

  • shllnzlshllnzl Southwestern UtahPosts: 1,502 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a beautiful place, thanks for sharing.

  • jodienancarrowjodienancarrow Mid North Coast AustraliaPosts: 787 admin

    @LaurieLovesLearning a gully full of tree ferns that were enormous. We have tree ferns at home but not this big!

  • LaurieLovesLearningLaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 3,760 admin

    Thanks, @jodienancarrow! My husband insisted that they were ferns, but I said that I don't know...I saw trunks. I had the feeling that somewhere between those lay the truth. Haha

  • jolanta.wittibjolanta.wittib Posts: 428 ✭✭✭✭

    @jodienancarrow Oh I envy you! We did plan to go to Tasmania coming November, December. We bought and read books, studied maps... and then we understood that Australia does not receive tourists until the end of the year, because of Corona. So we shall also stay in our home country Austria, instead of Australia 😊. I loved a list of places you mentioned. My husband and me we love hiking, nature, small places with beautiful views and good healthy food. Well, if not this year, may be next year. From what I read, I believe it is very beautiful in Tasmania.

  • jodienancarrowjodienancarrow Mid North Coast AustraliaPosts: 787 admin

    Update. We’ve just finished the 5 day cycle, walk, kayak. Now staying in Hobart and having some r&r. We cycled about 90kms, walked roughly 30kms and kayaked for 3hrs. Not huge but not bad for a couple of almost 60 yr olds. As they say “ if you don’t use it, you lose it “ Stayed in lodges, bnbs and a tent. Met some lovely people and ate great, healthy food. We explored the stunning Freycinet coast line and Maria Island a National Park. We’ll have many great memories of this trip.

    The next 3 days will be spent exploring the Huon Valley (famous for its produce and wine)and visiting Port Arthur a former convict settlement.

  • marjstrattonmarjstratton Posts: 306 ✭✭✭

    Wow! Great travel-log. I am from the States and a trip to Australia has been one of my greatest desires for like forever. It would be so great if the world could open up again. My husband and I are in our seventies, and traveling is getting more difficult. I do love my part of the world and we can still do some driving trip close to home.

  • JennyTJennyT Posts: 425 ✭✭✭

    Awesome @jodienancarrow! Absolutely loving the pics. I so want to go traveling again. 😊

  • toreytorey Posts: 2,749 admin

    Beautiful scenery! You are very lucky @jodienancarrow to be able to visit such an amazing place. What are the trees in the last pic?

  • LaurieLovesLearningLaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 3,760 admin

    @torey You beat me to that question! 😄 Those trees are beautiful!

  • JennyTJennyT Posts: 425 ✭✭✭

    @torey @LaurieLovesLearning I was wonder what type of trees they are too. Looks like some kind of pine.😊

  • SuperCSuperC Cook at Wahlburgers The Frozen Tundra in the Northern MidwestPosts: 351 ✭✭✭

    Is there also magnificent wine and vineyards in Tasmania? Also, those giant fern trees and rows of lavender, oh how lovely the terrior niche

  • kbmbillups1kbmbillups1 Posts: 495 ✭✭✭✭

    Wow!! Those are beautiful pictures! I bet you guys have had a very enjoyable and relaxing vacation!

  • jolanta.wittibjolanta.wittib Posts: 428 ✭✭✭✭

    @jodienancarrow thank you for the update and the photos! Looking forward to more! Such a beautiful island!

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